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Cleveland Museum of Art Acquires Key Works by African American Artists Amy Sherald, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Wadsworth Jarrell, and D’Angelo Lovell Williams

Cleveland Museum of Art Acquires Key Works by African American Artists Amy Sherald, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Wadsworth Jarrell, and D’Angelo Lovell Williams

  THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART (CMA) is presenting “Women Now” in spring 2022. The forthcoming exhibition will focus on contemporary women printmakers, including Amy Sherald. “Handsome” (2020), her first-ever print, will be featured in the show. Recently added to the museum’s collection, the limited-edition screenprint is based on Sherald’s 2019 painting of Jamar Roberts,...
Damon Reaves is Joining Washington's National Gallery of Art as Head of Education

Damon Reaves is Joining Washington’s National Gallery of Art as Head of Education

THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART (NGA) has appointed Damon Reaves head of education. An experienced educator in museum and classroom settings, Reaves brings more than a dozen years of experience to the position. He joins the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., from the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) where he has been on staff since...
The Week in Black Art, March 22-28, 2021: Smithsonian Hiring 6 New Museum Directors, Veronica Ryan Now Represented by Paula Cooper Gallery, Gary Simmons Joins Hauser & Wirth

The Week in Black Art, March 22-28, 2021: Smithsonian Hiring 6 New Museum Directors, Veronica Ryan Now Represented by Paula Cooper Gallery, Gary Simmons Joins Hauser & Wirth

  This post will be updated with the latest news in Black art throughout the week   Portrait of Gary Simmons. | Photo by Tito Molina, HRDWRKER   March 25, 2021   Smithsonian Hiring 6 New Museum Directors For the first time in its history, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., is searching for directors...
National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Has Hired Eric L. Motley as Deputy Director

National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Has Hired Eric L. Motley as Deputy Director

THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART (NGA) is adding to its executive ranks. Today, the museum announced the appointment of Eric L. Motley as deputy director, a critical role focused on driving the institution’s mission, building awareness and support for its programing, and expanding and better serving its audiences. He officially starts at NGA on Aug....
Jenkins Johnson Gallery Announced its Representation of New Jersey-Based Painter Philemona Williamson

Jenkins Johnson Gallery Announced its Representation of New Jersey-Based Painter Philemona Williamson

Philemona Williamson at Montclair Art Museum. | Courtesy Jenkins Johnson Gallery   JENKINS JOHNSON GALLERY now represents Philemona Williamson. The New Jersey-based artist makes narrative paintings that capture poetic, dream-like moments that elicit multiple interpretations. The timeless, invented scenes reflect childhood and adolescent experiences and explore the nature of innocence, vulnerability, and strength through the...
Fresh From Studio Museum Residency, Naudline Pierre Joins James Cohan Gallery

Fresh From Studio Museum Residency, Naudline Pierre Joins James Cohan Gallery

“Lest You Fall” (2019) by Naudline Pierre   JAMES COHAN GALLERY in New York announced its representation of Naudline Pierre today. Brooklyn-based Pierre makes figurative paintings and drawings suffused with enchanting color. Her images of fantastic and imagined worlds are populated with recurring characters who hold, carry, watch, and hover over a protagonist who serves...
The Week in Black Art, March 15-21, 2021: Art Institute of Chicago Hires New Education Director, New Orleans Museum Acquires Wangechi Mutu Sculpture, Major Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Painting Headed to Auction

The Week in Black Art, March 15-21, 2021: Art Institute of Chicago Hires New Education Director, New Orleans Museum Acquires Wangechi Mutu Sculpture, Major Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Painting Headed to Auction

  This post will be updated with the latest news in Black art throughout the week   Ashley Harris is heading up marketing at Mana Culture. | Photo by Angela Pham   March 20, 2021   Ashley Harris Joins Mana Culture Ashley Harris was appointed head of marketing, Arts and Culture for Mana Culture based...
Lauren Haynes Named Senior Curator at Duke University's Nasher Museum of Art

Lauren Haynes Named Senior Curator at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art

  THE NASHER MUSEUM OF ART at Duke University announced the appointment of Lauren Haynes this morning. She is joining the museum as Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Senior Curator of Contemporary Art. The Nasher Museum in Durham, N.C., has been a leader in the field, showcasing a spectrum of emerging and overlooked artists,...
The Week in Black Art, March 8-14, 2021: Deana Haggag Departs United States Artists to Join Mellon Foundation, Mariane Ibrahim Opening Paris Gallery

The Week in Black Art, March 8-14, 2021: Deana Haggag Departs United States Artists to Join Mellon Foundation, Mariane Ibrahim Opening Paris Gallery

  This post will be updated with the latest news in Black art throughout the week   Deana Haggag. Photo by Braxton Black   March 12, 2021   Deana Haggag is Joining the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation After serving as president and CEO of United States Artists (USA) for four years, Deana Haggag has accepted...
New Orleans-Based Artist and Filmmaker Garrett Bradley is Now Exclusively Represented by Lisson Gallery

New Orleans-Based Artist and Filmmaker Garrett Bradley is Now Exclusively Represented by Lisson Gallery

Artist and Filmmaker Garrett Bradley. | Courtesy Lisson Gallery   LISSON GALLERY of London, New York, and Shanghai announced its worldwide representation of Garrett Bradley on March 5. In her bio, the artist and filmmaker states that she “works across narrative, documentary, and experimental modes of filmmaking to address themes such as race, class, familial...
The Week in Black Art, March 1-7, 2021: Two Museums Will Acquire Amy Sherald's Portrait of Breonna Taylor, Text From Obama Speech Will Grace Facade of Presidential Museum

The Week in Black Art, March 1-7, 2021: Two Museums Will Acquire Amy Sherald’s Portrait of Breonna Taylor, Text From Obama Speech Will Grace Facade of Presidential Museum

  This post will be updated with the latest news in Black art throughout the week   AMY SHERALD (b. 1973), “Breonna Taylor,” 2020 (oil on linen, 137.2 x 109.2 cm / 54 x 43 inches). | © Amy Sherald. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Joseph Hyde   March 7, 2021...
College Art Association 2021 Awards Honor Samella Lewis, Deborah Willis, Nicole R. Fleetwood, Simone Leigh, Charles L. Davis II, and Maren Hassinger

College Art Association 2021 Awards Honor Samella Lewis, Deborah Willis, Nicole R. Fleetwood, Simone Leigh, Charles L. Davis II, and Maren Hassinger

From left, Nicole R. Fleetwood and Samella Lewis   AN INTERGENERATIONAL SLATE of artists and scholars was recognized by the College Art Association (CAA) with 2021 Awards for Distinction. In previous years, one or a few of the honorees have been Black. This year, there were several. Recipients of the juried awards included Samella Lewis,...
The Week in Black Art, February 22-28, 2021: Precious Okoyomon Wins Frieze Artist Award, Honor Titus Now Repped by Timothy Taylor Gallery

The Week in Black Art, February 22-28, 2021: Precious Okoyomon Wins Frieze Artist Award, Honor Titus Now Repped by Timothy Taylor Gallery

  This post will be updated with the latest news in Black art throughout the week   PRECIOUS OKOYOMON, Installation view of “A Drop of Sun Under The Earth,” at the LUMA Westbau, Zurich, 2019. | Courtesy the artist, the LUMA Westbau, and Quinn Harrelson / Current Projects. Photo by Nelly Rodriguez   Feb. 27,...
Water Works: Los Angeles-Based Artist Calida Rawles is Now Represented by Lehmann Maupin Gallery

Water Works: Los Angeles-Based Artist Calida Rawles is Now Represented by Lehmann Maupin Gallery

  LEHMANN MAUPIN announced its representation of Calida Rawles. Based in Los Angeles, she is recognized for her images of Black men, women, and young people submerged and floating in waves of pool water. Blending hyper-realism and abstraction, each of the paintings is grounded in spaces of stunning, deep blue color. Drawing on the symbolism...
The Week in Black Art, February 15-21, 2021: Art Institute of Chicago Hires People and Culture VP, Phillips Collection and Newark Museum of Art Announce New Board Appointments

The Week in Black Art, February 15-21, 2021: Art Institute of Chicago Hires People and Culture VP, Phillips Collection and Newark Museum of Art Announce New Board Appointments

  This post will be updated throughout the week   Feb. 19, 2021 Art Institute of Chicago Appoints Leader of People and Culture Norissa Bailey is joining the Art Institute of Chicago as senior vice president, People and Culture. In her new post, she will “shape the museum’s efforts on inclusion and belonging, staff engagement,...
National Gallery of Art Acquires Howardena Pindell's Seminal Video 'Free, White and 21'

National Gallery of Art Acquires Howardena Pindell’s Seminal Video ‘Free, White and 21’

  THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART (NGA) recently acquired “Free, White and 21” (1980), a seminal video installation by artist Howardena Pindell. She was 37 years old when she filmed herself facing the camera recounting her personal experiences with racism and bias as a young Black woman in America. Pindell also performs as a white...